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June 8, 2011 File: AWI-18 2011-89 IAM / AIR WISCONSIN MRP ANNOUNCEMENT –CAE LINE MAINTENANCE As an aside to the mediated negotiations being conducted last week in ATW and this week in Valencia, California with the Company, the sub-committee on outsourcing was convened to address an opportunity for line maintenance. At this meeting the possibility of opening an Air Wisconsin staffed line maintenance station in Columbia, South Carolina (CAE) was the topic of discussion. Both parties spent time assessing the economics behind keeping this work in-house versus utilizing the services of a sub-contractor, as has been done in the past. There was a spirit of collaboration evident during the discussions in these meetings to find a way to achieve a win for both the Union and the Company. We are pleased to announce that the work of both the Union and Company committees have made economic sense of retaining this work and effectively immediately plans are being developed to open an AWAC staffed line maintenance base in CAE with a target date of August 1, 2011. The model for a line maintenance base will be different than the traditional “ hangar”model everyone is used to and both parties have adopted a set of guidelines to address these differences while staying within the requirements of the Agreement. We are hopeful that this move lays the foundation for a new direction for the Air Wisconsin IAM membership in maintenance. Our thanks go out to Wade Burklund and Gary Vargo for their contributions and participation in this process leading to this decision and also to the Company participants. Please take the time to do the same. Updates and bulletins on Air Wisconsin and other District Lodge 142 activities can always be found on the Web at www.iamdl142.org. With best wishes, we remain Sincerely and fraternally, James M. Samuel Sean Ryan Jerry Lemke GENERAL CHAIRPERSONS Gary Vargo Wade Burklund SUB-CONTRACTING COMMITTEE MEMBERS TH/slb cc: R. Roach, Jr. S. Pantoja T. Brickner DL 142 Executive Board opeiu #320 PLEASE POST ON ALL IAM BULLETIN BOARDS
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